Register for Breakthrough Music Competition Now

Register for Breakthrough Music Competition Now

he first heats in the annual Act-Belong-Commit Breakthrough Music Competition are right around the corner, with talented young musicians urged to register before the competition kicks off.

A hit with the community since 2012, the Breakthrough Music Competition gives young people between the ages of 12 and 24 a taste of the music industry as well as the chance show off their musical abilities.

A pool of $10,000 worth of cash and prizes is available to participants, with three sets of heats scheduled to take place in shopping centres across the City of Rockingham throughout October.

City of Rockingham Mayor Barry Sammels said the Breakthrough Music Competition gave young people the opportunity to turn their musical passions into greater success.

The Breakthrough Music Competition has proven to be a huge hit with young people from a diverse range of musical backgrounds, with participants using the competition to fast track their progress in the music industry,” Mayor Sammels said.

“Not only does the competition give participants the chance to slingshot themselves ahead in their careers, it also presents an exciting chance for young musicians to perform in front of larger audiences.

“With the first heats approaching I encourage local young people with a passion for music to enter the competition as soon as possible.”

Live performances for heats will take place at the following venues:

  • Heat 1 – Sunday 6 October – Secret Harbour Square from 11am to 2pm
  • Heat 2 – Sunday 13 October – Stockland Baldivis from 11am to 2pm
  • Heat 3 – Sunday 20 October  – Rockingham Centre from 11am to 2pm

After the heats a grand final event will be held on Sunday 27 October from 11.30am – 2pm at the Rockingham Foreshore. This event will form part of the City’s official Foreshore Celebration event.

The City of Rockingham is proud to present the Breakthrough Music Competition with support from Act-Belong-Commit Mentally Healthy WA, Healthway, Warnbro Centre, Stockland Baldivis, Rockingham Centre, Secret Harbour Square (Charter Hall), and Take Eight Productions.

For more information or to apply call 9529 2021 or visit the Breakthrough website.

 

Young Musicians Encouraged to Sign up for Breakthrough

Young Musicians Encouraged to Sign up for Breakthrough

The annual Act-Belong-Commit Breakthrough Music Competition is approaching fast and young musicians are being encouraged to sign up for the competition to get their chance to claim part of the impressive prize pool.

The Breakthrough Music Competition offers young people the chance to showcase their talents and opens up potential pathways that residents aged 12 to 24 can use to get their foot into the door of the music industry.

Entrants have the chance to win from a pool of $10,000 worth of cash and prizes, with heats to be hosted at shopping centres across the City throughout October.

City of Rockingham Mayor Barry Sammels said the Breakthrough Music Competition offered young people the chance to share their work and gain exposure in front of larger crowds.

“Since Breakthrough began in 2012 the competition has given many musicians the ability to take their first steps into the professional music industry,” Mayor Sammels said.

“Musicians from a variety of musical backgrounds have seized the opportunity to turn their passion into greater success and I encourage any young people who are keen to forge a career in the musical industry to participate in the competition.”

Live performances for heats will take place at the following venues:

  • Heat 1 – Sunday 6 October – Secret Harbour Square from 11am to 2pm
  • Heat 2 – Sunday 13 October – Stockland Baldivis from 11am to 2pm
  • Heat 3 – Sunday 20 October – Rockingham Centre from 11am to 2pm

Following the heats, a grand final event will be held at the Rockingham Foreshore on Sunday 27 October from 11.30am –2pm, as part of the City’s official Foreshore Celebration event.

The City of Rockingham is proud to present the Breakthrough Music Competition with support from Act-Belong-Commit Mentally Healthy WA, Healthway, Warnbro Centre, Stockland Baldivis, Rockingham Centre, Secret Harbour Square (Charter Hall), and Take Eight Productions.

For more information or to apply call 9529 2021 or visit the Breakthrough website.

 

11th Annual PhotoVoice Exhibition Opening Soon

11th Annual PhotoVoice Exhibition Opening Soon

The skills of amateur photographers in the City of Rockingham will soon be on display at the 11th annual Act-Belong-Commit PhotoVoice Competition exhibition, which is running from 18 September to 9 October 2019.

More than 540 entries were received for this year’s competition, with 100 set to go on display during the exhibition at the Gary Holland Community Centre.

A four person panel will judge the photos on their composition and their communication of the Act-Belong-Commit message. In this instance, photographers are required to demonstrate how they act, belong and commit to looking after their mental health.

Selected entries will then have the chance to win cash prizes in their respective categories at an awards ceremony on Wednesday 9 October 2019 at the Gary Holland Community Centre.

During the exhibition visitors will also be able to vote for their favourite photograph in the Public Choice Award category.

City of Rockingham Mayor Barry Sammels encouraged the community to visit the exhibition in support of local arts and culture.

“In the City of Rockingham we have a large number of talented amateur photographers and some of their best work will be on display during the Act-Belong-Commit PhotoVoice Competition exhibition,” Mayor Sammels said.

“Each entrant’s work is unique and depicts some of the interesting ways people look after their mental health.

“Entry to the exhibition is free so I encourage all residents to head down and check out the wide range of fantastic photographs that will be on display.”

The Act-Belong-Commit campaign encourages community participation to increase peoples’ sense of belonging, physical activity and enhance their purpose in life.

The exhibition will be open from 9am – 5pm on Monday to Friday and from 9am – 4pm on weekends.

For more information contact the City of Rockingham on 9528 0333 or visit PhotoVoice.

 

 

Child Protection Week 2019

Child Protection Week 2019

The City of Rockingham is proudly supporting Child Protection Week 2019 by hosting a free protective behaviours workshop for parents and carers on Wednesday 4 September.

Child Protection Week is a national campaign driven by the National Association for Prevention of Child Abuse and Neglect.

In 2019 the campaign will be held from Sunday 1 September to Saturday 7 September and it aims to raise awareness that everyone has a role to play in protecting children from harm.

The City’s free protective behaviours workshop for parents and carers will take place at Quest Rockingham from 5.30pm – 7.30pm.

The event will be delivered by the Kwinana Early Years’ Service (KEYS) and will equip parents to support their children to develop personal safety skills and techniques that will help protect them in times of adversity.

City of Rockingham Mayor Barry Sammels said building stronger communities was vital to creating safer environments for children.

“The City has supported Child Protection Week for the past four years and is proud to be supporting it again in 2019,” Mayor Sammels said.

“The protection and safety of children is a crucial issue in any community and events like the protective behaviours workshop for parents and carers play an important role in preventing child abuse.

“This Child Protection Week the City would also like to recognise the variety of community support services in Rockingham which provide ongoing care, support and therapy to local families and children.”

To book a place in the workshop contact the City on 9528 0333

Parents, guardians, carers, children and teenagers in need of immediate support are encouraged to contact the Kids Helpline on 1800 551 800.

 

2019 Sports Star Awards Finalists Announced

2019 Sports Star Awards Finalists Announced

The finalists for the 23rd annual City of Rockingham Sports Star Awards have been announced ahead of the awards ceremony on Thursday 19 September 2019.

Nominations were received across seven categories for the Sports Star Awards, with volunteers, athletes and clubs from a wide range of sporting codes represented in the final shortlist.

City of Rockingham Mayor Barry Sammels said the Sports Star Awards provided an important opportunity for the community to recognise residents who were excelling in their chosen sports.

“The City’s Sports Star Awards have marked an annual celebration of outstanding achievement within the local sporting community since 1996,” Mayor Sammels said.

“For more than 20 years the awards have recognised local, state, national and international calibre champions from across the City.

“The competition for this year’s awards was intense, and those who have been selected as finalists should be immensely proud of themselves and their clubs.”

The winners will be announced at an awards ceremony on Thursday 19 September, which will be held at the Gary Holland Community Centre.

The City also gratefully acknowledges the support of sponsors The Sound Telegraph, Baldivis Health and Fitness, Rockingham F45 Training and Rockingham Centre.

Finalists for the 2019 Sports Star Awards include:

Team of the Year

Rockingham City FC – 1st Team
Rockingham-Mandurah District Cricket Club – 1st Grade Team
Rockingham Rugby Union Football Club – U10 Team
Secret Harbour Dockers Cricket Club – ICL Team

 

Club of the Year

Rockingham Basketball and Recreation Association
Rockingham BMX Club
Rockingham Swimming Club
Safety Bay Tennis Club

 

Junior Sports Star of the Year

Ashlyn Mohr
Luke Travers
Mia Dolan

 

Senior Sports Star of the Year

Greg Hire
Holly Barratt
Kiara Bowers

 

Sports Person of the Year with a Disability

Ben Sainsbury
Tracy Odiam

 

Volunteer of the Year

Clayton Phillips
Kate Cullinane
Warren Boucaut

 

John Brown Lifetime Achievement Memorial Award

Kevin Corbitt
Linda Heffer
Terri Fraser

 

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